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Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 14, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Although it was rather pricey, the property felt new & perfectly designed. The pool and hot tub are lovely, restaurant was good (enjoyed the beverages too!), the activity coordinators very friendly. Rooms & bathrooms were ample size - we were 2 adults and 2 kids and we felt there was plenty of space for all of us in the standard room. Location is great - right outside Yosemite entrance. Surrounding area absolutely beautiful- even watched the sunset from the hot tub 1 night. Property is kept very well - s’mores every night was a nice bonus. We purchased most of our breakfasts at the convenience store in the lodge before We’d head out for the day we could grab cereal or breakfast burritos that were pretty reasonably priced. Most of the staff we encountered were awesome-only a few less than enthusiastic front desk folks. They weren’t blatantly rude or anything , just kind of short when asking questions. Still had a great stay, though. Just didn’t call the front desk very often after that. All other staff were amicable. Would definitely stay again if visiting Yosemite.
Published Date: Sep, 12, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
We loved this place!
This was a real treat - the location is fabulous and the hotel has been really well designed. Our room was very large with a super comfy bed, lots of storage space, plenty of power points in accessible places (rather than tucked behind the bed where you can't reach them!), fridge, coffee machine, iron, super spacious bathroom with luxurious shower. Loved the pool area too and the open fires for sitting around were delightful. Food is good and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. Located just outside the Park at the Big Oak Flat entrance to Yosemite made it so convenient too.
(only downside for us was the ghastly music in the communal areas - location is so peaceful and close to nature, heavy rock and shouty singing was just wrong!)
Loved this place though and would be regular visitors if we didn't live so far away.
- Rooms: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
Thomas K from:
Published Date: Sep, 10, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Fantastic from A to Z
Our stay at Rush Creek, located right at the entrance of Yosemite National Park, has been amazing from start to end. After contacting them from my home country in order to collect info and request a nice view if occupancy would allow it, we got an upgrade to Villa 5D, which has a stunning view and sunset overlooking the resort (which it is more than just a lodge) and the mountain peaks of Yosemite. Recreation, tavern, and restaurant (Hannah) and Katie on our Glacier Point and Valley Tour have all been an example of sincere hospitality; an industry I work in myself. Just a little discussion on a wrongly priced item at the general store for a present, which was the only set back (especially as she was apparently the manager on duty on Tuesday the 27th - day of departure - needs training). All with all, an absolute recommendation. See you next time!
- Value: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
NorthStar770750 from: York, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 6, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Love Love Loved staying here 😊 10 minute drive to the entrance to the National Park (Hetch Hetchy entrance) really relaxing, very clean, fantastic pool, friendly staff, great food, yummy free s’mores round the fire pit on a night I could go on ..... don’t hang about book Rush Creek you won’t be disappointed.
Oh PS look out for the sunset decking behind the lodges
906lynnb from: New York City, New York
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 2, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Cute & Clean lodge
My boyfriend and I came to Rush Creek for 4 nights while visiting the park.
CHECK IN: Sadly, the woman at the reception looked like she hated her life and job. The other gentleman working was so happy and chipper to the guests he was helping. We felt a bit deflated after that.
CLEANLINESS: I was happy to see how clean the room and the resort was. The landscaping looked picture perfect.
VILLAS: We stayed in a villa to take advantage of extra space for our hiking gear. We loved having a porch with rocking chairs and fridge to store snacks and beer (snacks sold separately). The sunsets were unreal and rocking chairs on the porch were a huge plus.
MEALS: Expensive and slow. The food was actually good. Just wished there were more options. We absolutely adored our waitress Linda! What fabulous human. She made our stay worth it and made us feel welcome and comfortable. She also offered very good recommendations for us to do while we stayed in the park!
ACTIVITIES: The staff at this desk were awesome. Knowledgable and experienced. They gave us great options and helped us rent equipment we forgot. Loved this detail!
SNACKS: love the general store and it’s selection but the prices are high. (Kudos to the gentleman with the long hair working it. He was always so friendly and happy)
- Rush Creek is definitely perfect for families and seems to cater to them. If this company opened an adults only property we would 100% stay there. It was tough to enjoy the pool and we couldn’t get into the crowded hot tubs.
- Loved the s’mores every night! Great touch.
- Linda the waitress
- Large Rooms
- Proximity to the park
- House Keeping was sadly the worst part of our stay. They didn’t tend to our room and I had to call the front desk after no service for 3 days (i was being flexible until i wasn’t anymore). They did not apologize for the inconvenience.
- Pricey Meals and lack of options
- Inconsistencies with service from staff
Message for the owners: we love your concept and the beautiful property. I would have had a perfect stay if some of the small details were consistent. I don’t mind spending money if the details in service are covered. I would start with making sure everyone loves what they do.